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hpr1175 :: how to start irssi in screen after reboot

Using cron to start screen after a reboot and run irssi in it

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In this episode Lord Drachenblut shows us how to start irssi in screen after reboot.

crontab -e # opens editor for crontab 
@reboot /usr/bin/screen -dmUS irc /usr/bin/irssi

-d -m Start screen in "detached" mode. This creates a new session but doesn't attach to it. This is useful for system startup scripts.
-U Run screen in UTF-8 mode. This option tells screen that your terminal sends and understands UTF-8 encoded characters. It also sets the default encoding for new windows to `utf8'.
-S sessionname When creating a new session, this option can be used to specify a meaningful name for the session. This name identifies the session for "screen -list" and "screen -r" actions. It substitutes the default [tty.host] suffix.
https://www.gnu.org/software/screen/
http://www.irssi.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cron


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Comment #1 posted on 2013-02-09T00:04:03Z by Peter64

Good stuff

Thanks Lord D, been wanting to know something like this for ages

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